Do you work with young people aged 12-17 who self-identify as struggling with their mental health? Glasgow Caledonian University are currently recruiting young people who meet this description, for a research project exploring how young people with poor mental health are treated. If you know a young person who would like to share their experiences and have their voice heard, if you would like more information to share with the young people or parents you work with, or if you are a young person reading this and you believe you fit the criteria, please contact lead researcher Rebecca Johnson or on Twitter @Researching_Reb.

Taking part in the research is completely voluntary and young people and parents will receive lots of information beforehand on what to expect and if they choose to take part each participant will receive a £15 Amazon voucher for their time.

This research uses a participatory research approach and involves several young people as co-researchers throughout the life of the project. The principles of youth work have been applied throughout this project design, to ensure that the research is designed and conducted in a way that respects and uplifts the voices of young people.

The results of this research will help to inform how we understand and work towards tackling stigma in relation to poor mental health for young people. This research is supported by Youth Link Scotland and has received ethical approval from the Glasgow Caledonian University ethics board.

To find out more, watch the information video.